Sydor Optics announced today it has received certification to the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards. This achievement affords Sydor’s U.S. and international customers a globally recognized standard of quality assurance.
Sydor Optics has operated in general compliance with the ISO 9000 standards since 2004. Sydor provides custom flat optics such as glass wafers, mirrors, plate beamsplitters and windows for defense, entertainment, medical and semiconductor applications. This certification should save Sydor’s customers’ time during the qualification and audit stages of the procurement process.
The company worked with Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology (http://amt-mep.org/) of Binghamton, NY to perform the baseline audit in September 2012 which assessed for gaps between Sydor’s previous quality management system and the ISO requirements. In November of 2012 Sydor began working with AM&T to make the revisions to the quality management system to bring it into full compliance with the ISO standards. The final audit was concluded in June 2013 by NSF.
Sydor Optics has continually made investments into metrology equipment to add capabilities and improve quality assurance. Their 2011 expansion included significant investments in metrology and automation. In 2012 the implementation of an ERP system further strengthened Sydor’s ability to monitor and control its optical manufacturing processes.
“ISO 9001:2008 certification was a natural next step, and one that our customers value,” said Jim Sydor, CEO and owner. “Our customers know that their programs are handled according to optimal quality standards.”
Sydor Optics is also ITAR registered.
About Sydor Optics (www.sydor.com)
Founded in 1964, Sydor Optics is a precision optics manufacturer based in Rochester, NY producing precision, flat-surfaced, parallel & wedged optics. Sydor Optics produces custom colored glass filters, glass wafers, lightpipes, machined glass components, mirrors, optical flats, plate beamsplitters, prisms, wedges and windows. For more information, visit www.sydor.com.